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Security

FSI scholars produce research aimed at creating a safer world and examing the consequences of security policies on institutions and society. They look at longstanding issues including nuclear nonproliferation and the conflicts between countries like North and South Korea. But their research also examines new and emerging areas that transcend traditional borders – the drug war in Mexico and expanding terrorism networks. FSI researchers look at the changing methods of warfare with a focus on biosecurity and nuclear risk. They tackle cybersecurity with an eye toward privacy concerns and explore the value of new actors like hackers.

Along with the changing face of conflict, terrorism and crime, FSI researchers study food security. They tackle the global problems of hunger, poverty and environmental degradation by generating knowledge and policy-relevant solutions. An interdisciplinary team of scholars accomplishes this mission through teaching and honing a research portfolio focused on agriculture, aquaculture, and climate change.

 

Scholarly Publications

Oil Scarcity Ideology in US National Security Policy, 1909‐1980

February 2013

Abstract Over the past century peak oil forecasts have had a profound influence on US national security policy.  Unquestioned acceptance of a variety of oil scarcity forecasts, all of which proved...

Strategic Alliances Between National and International Oil Companies

October 2011

Abstract Oil companies owned by national governments (“NOCs”) and oil companies with extensive international operations owned by diverse private investors (“IOCs”) constitute some of the largest...

The Policy Tightrope in Gas-Producing Countries: Stimulating Domestic Demand Without Discouraging Supply

February 2011

Executive Summary Natural gas can offer substantial environmental, energy security, and convenience advantages over competing fuels such as coal and oil.   Gas is relatively abundant in the world,...

Other Publications

News

Cuéllar looks back on leading FSI

December 2014

For 14 years, Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar has been a tireless Stanford professor who has strengthened the fabric of university’s interdisciplinary nature.

PESD director Frank A. Wolak talks energy with Japanese CEOs and former PM

July 2011

Wolak will be traveling to Japan for a one-day symposium in Tokyo put on by the Center for International Public Policy Studies entitled “Can Japan have a new economic paradigm after the...

PESD researcher Gang He presented at the ESI international conference

April 2011

Gang He traveled to Singapore this past month to present for the Energy Studies Institute (ESI) at the National University of Singapore’s conference on "Policy Responses to Climate Change and...

Events

Climate Policy Instruments in the Real World

September 7, 2010

The Program on Energy and Sustainable Development in collaboration with Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and Stanford Law School hosted a special conference on Climate Policy...

Energy Working Group Talk: Energy Security and Cooperation in Northeast Asia

April 20, 2010

Associate Professor Jae-Seung Lee from Korea University, Division of International Studies will be leading the seminar on energy security and cooperation in Northeast Asia (including East Asia).

Guest Lecture: China’s Coal and Power Conflict and Its Broad Impacts

January 29, 2010

PESD researcher Gang He will be guest lecturing in Stanford University's China Energy System course on China’s coal and power conflict and its broad impacts on Chinese energy and climate policy.